Y-USA Play, Learn, Serve, and Work Summer Camp Program

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Y-USA Play, Learn, Serve, and Work Summer Camp Program: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD

This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition.

Funding Announcement P15AS00068
Project Title Y-USA Play, Learn, Serve and Work Summer Camp Projects
Recipient Y-USA
Principle Investigator / Program Manager John Duntley
Total Anticipated Award Amount $439,421.00
Cost Share none
New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement P15AC00002
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of award to 09/30/2017
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of award to 09/30/2017
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101702(a)
CFDA # and Title 15.931 Youth Conservation Activities
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continued
NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 june_zastrow@nps.gov


The primary purpose of this agreement is to engage individuals between the ages of 6 and 35 years of age in recreational, educational, volunteer service and employment opportunities in national park sites and affiliated areas. Accordingly, the partnership will develop a new generation of natural and cultural resource conservation stewards

The program is designed to inspire young adults and veterans (21-35 years old) from diverse backgrounds who are service focused to aspire for careers with the NPS through exposure to the many difference career and leadership developmental opportunities; and to ensure that the necessary training, career development and education for program participates is effective and supported.

YMCA camping and youth programming is an active and life-changing youth development experience, part of the Social-Emotional, Cognitive, and Physical process that all youth uniquely experience from birth to career. A successful development process fulfills children and teens' innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, educated, competent, and healthy. This is supported at camps every day by the intentional efforts of individuals who through motivation, active engagement, enriching activities, and healthy relationships foster the skills needed for successful living. The impact that day camps have on youth development is important and with lasting experiences. In typical YMCA camp programs, youth under 16 years old are camp program participants, while youth 16-18 years old may be participating in leadership development programs or counseling training programs. Most staff at YMCA camps will be 18 years or older.


Y-USA will, in conjunction with YMCA of the Rockies as the project manager:
Work with NPS to co-develop media products to promote camp programs.
Develop a toolkit to guide Ys on how best to integrate the curriculum in partnership with NPS sites.
Advertise/promote camp opportunities in local summer program guides
Promote collaboration with NPS/DOI sites.
Play 3,600 youth outdoors at 9 sites
Learn outdoor education/ historic awareness
Serve 180 teens ages 16-18 for leadership training & service learning
Work training & employment for at least 45 young adults ages 18-25
These activities will include Y-USA and Local Y s work with:
Program Development
Promotional Material (Logic model, media product, etc)
Administrative Function and Support (reporting, etc)


Substantial involvement on the part the National Park Service is anticipated for the successful completion of the objectives to be funded by this award. In particular, the National Park Service will be responsible for the following:

Provide financial assistance as provided for in Article VI.
Work in collaboration with the Y-USA in developing a program involving agreed upon focus areas.
Provide, in collaboration with the Y-USA, educational curriculum resources related to natural, historical, cultural, recreation, and heritage programs on NPS lands to enhance the environmental awareness of participants.
Assign appropriate NPS employee(s) to monitor the ongoing work, to respond to questions about the nature and goals of the partnership, and act as an on-site liaison among the parties.
Use existing internal communication channels to promote the camp programs and encourage all NPS sites to reach out and collaborate with their local YMCAs.
Conduct webinars to promote and share information about the camp programs and promote collaboration on the local levels.


Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable.
In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

(1) Unsolicited Proposal The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives;

(2) Continuation The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity;

(3) Legislative intent The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congress intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose;

(4) Unique Qualifications The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications;

(5) Emergencies Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed.

The National Park Service did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria:



This is a Task Agreement (P15AC00324) under Cooperative Agreement (P15AC00002) in the amount of $439,421.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/30/2017.


54 USC 101702(a) previously 16 U.S.C. l g provides that the NPS may enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of NPS-appropriated funds to non-profit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out NPS programs pursuant to 31 U .S.C. 6305; and
Federal Grant Title: Y-USA Play, Learn, Serve, and Work Summer Camp Program
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Environment Natural Resources Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00068
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.931
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations
Current Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 23, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 23, 2015
Archive Date: Apr 6, 2015
Total Program Funding: $439,421
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $439,421
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
June Zastrow, 303-987-6718 June_Zastrow@nps.gov

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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